Sep 22, 2020  
2019-2020 Course Catalog 
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FACM 2020 - Commercial Electric Controls and Wiring Methods

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 2 Lab 2
Course Description: This course introduces the concepts and principles of three-phase commercial electric controls. Topics include building wiring systems, basic electrical circuits, service panels, switches, and receptacles. Students must be able to perform physical tasks to complete course requirements.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): FACM 1033  or instructor consent.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Dimmers
  2. GFCI receptacles
  3. Light switches
  4. Motor contactors
  5. Motor overloads
  6. Motor starters
  7. Safety
  8. Three-phase control circuits
  9. Three-way switches

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. describe three-phase electric circuits.
  2. draw control circuits for three-phase motors.
  3. wire control circuits.
  4. explain two- and three-wire control circuits.
  5. troubleshoot motor starters and controls.
  6. apply the National Electricial Code (N.E.C).
  7. identify fuses and service panels.
  8. wire three-way and four-way switches.
  9. wire GFCI and other receptacles.
  10. demonstrate safety procedures.
  11. identify unsafe practices.
  12. wire 220 volt outlet.

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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